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Greetings from Mammoth Lakes, California

My wife and I are on vacation until Friday, July 25th; a road trip through the backroads of the states east of California. I anticipate late-night solving and posting, with acknowledgement of comments and emails suffering. Please, don't be offended at my silence as I prioritize the writing of posts! We had probably the last hike of our trip this morning (strenuous, past beautiful alpine lakes), and then opted for vegging out by the pool for a change this afternoon. Almost home ...

Bill

0106-10 New York Times Crossword Answers 6 Jan 10



This is my solution to the crossword published in the New York Times today. If you are doing the New York Times crossword in any other publication, you are working on the syndicated puzzle.

Here is a link to my answers to today's SYNDICATED New York Times crossword.




Completion Time: 18m 43s
Theme: The themed answers have "all y's" (ALL WISE).
Answers I  missed: None 

Today's Googlies ...

Across
11 GST: GST is Greenwich Standard Time.
14 RENEE: "Leatherheads" was the football movie starring Zellweger, George Clooney and John Krasinski (from "The Office").
33 HAYNES: Todd Haynes directed "Poison", as well as "I'm Not There", a bio-pic about Bob Dylan.
51 EBRO: The Ebro is the most voluminous river in Spain.
70 SEPOY: A sepoy was a native Indian soldier that fought for the British Army, and also the Portuguese.
Down
3 ENYA: Like many Irishmen, I'm not a huge fan of Enya's music. The album "Amarantine" had two tracks released as singles, "Amarantine" and "It's in the Rain".
8 AMY: Amy Winehouse is an English singer that has quite a reputation as a "wild woman".
12 SERENA: I just saw Serena Williams interviewed promoting her book "On the Line".
18 ROI: Roi is the French word for "king".
25 SARI: Gujarat is the Western-most state of India, and the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi.
27 CHE: "Che" is the biopic directed by Steven Soderbergh, about the life of Che Guevara.
47 LASAGE: "Gil Blas" is considered to be a masterpiece, written by French author, Alain-Rene Lesage.
49 SYZYGY: Three or more celestial bodies (in the same gravitational system) are said to be "syzygial" when they are aligned.
54 OPHIR: King Solomon was supposed to have received a precious cargo from Ophir every three years.
57 EYRE: Rochester was famously played by Orson Welles in the 1944 movie adaptation of "Jane Eyre".
59 OTHO: Otho was Emperor of Rome for only two months, before he committed suicide.
60 CHEF: The reference is to "Top Chef", the Bravo reality TV show.

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This is the simplest of blogs.

I do the New York Times puzzle online every evening, the night before it is published in the paper. Then, I "Google & Wiki" the references that puzzle me, or that I find of interest. I post my findings, along with the solution, as soon as I am done, usually well before the newsprint version becomes available.

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The name's William Ernest Butler, but please call me Bill. I grew up in Ireland, but now live out here in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am retired, from technology businesses that took our family all over the world.

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Crosswords and My Dad

I worked on my first crossword puzzle when I was about 6-years-old, sitting on my Dad's knee. He let me "help" him with his puzzle almost every day as I was growing up. Over the years, Dad passed on to me his addiction to crosswords. Now in my early 50s, I work on my Irish Times and New York Times puzzles every day. I'm no longer sitting on my Dad's knee, but I feel that he is there with me, looking over my shoulder.

This blog is dedicated to my Dad, who passed away at the beginning of this month.

Bill
January 29, 2009

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